What does embark mean?

Definitions for embarkɛmˈbɑrk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word embark.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. embark, ship(verb)

    go on board

  2. embark, enter(verb)

    set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)

    "she embarked upon a new career"

  3. venture, embark(verb)

    proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

    "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"


  1. embark(Verb)

    To get on a boat or ship or (outside the USA) an aeroplane.

    All passengers please embark now.

  2. embark(Verb)

    To start, begin.

    Phil embarked on his journey yesterday.

  3. Origin: From embarquer, from em- + barque

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embark(verb)

    to cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard

  2. Embark(verb)

    to engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade

  3. Embark(verb)

    to go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon

  4. Embark(verb)

    to engage in any affair

  5. Origin: [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Embark

    em-bärk′, v.t. to put on board ship: to engage in any affair.—v.i. to go on board ship: to engage in a business: to enlist.—n. Embarkā′tion, a putting or going on board: that which is embarked: (obs.) a vessel.—p.adjs. Embarked′; Embark′ing.—n. Embark′ment. [Fr. embarquer, from em, in, barque, a bark.]


  1. Embark

    Embark is a mobile application designed to make it easy to get around cities using mass transit. Among other features, the iOS and Android application tells users when trains and busses are coming and will send push notifications when services are delayed. With over half a million users and rapid growth, Embark’s simple and powerful mobile application is designed to bring urban transportation into the age of the smartphone. Embark is available for twelve major transportation systems in the US and the UK and is expanding rapidly. Embark won best transit and mobility app awards from the New York MTA App Quest and NYC Big Apps 3.0 contests.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'embark' in Verbs Frequency: #923


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embark in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Scott Bolton:

    We're about to embark on an incredible journey.

  2. Judge Shelley Chapman:

    We're about to embark on a ... hearing on a plan that neither side really wants.

  3. The Omani Shed:

    Life is a journey we embark on, some find it easy and some find it rocky only faith can define your accomplishment.

  4. Archbishop Jerome Listecki:

    Today, we turn the page on a terrible part of our history and we embark on a new road lined with hope, forgiveness and love.

  5. Giuliana Rancic:

    This is such a thrilling time for me and I thank the gang at E! for understanding my desire to embark on this next chapter in my life.

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